Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Wellness

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Wellness you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Wellness Transfer Courses
BIO151 Nutrition 3
BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
PEC127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
PEH111 Personal Wellness 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Wellness:

  • Wellness Coordinator/Fitness Director at a worksite, hospital, YMCA, or YWCA.
  • Coaching
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Wellness Coach
  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Recreational Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Emily Oldfather
Grundy Hall 207
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Program Faculty

Mikki Savage
Health Education and Services Center 202
319-296-2329 ext.1213
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Student Services Advisors

Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1727
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Lacy Knipper
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1086
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Dean of Communications, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 224
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Dean of Math, Natural and Social Sciences

Cynthia Bottrell
Grundy Hall 207
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